Some letter writers say the Vancouver Pride Parade is too sexually explicit and support university professor Shinder Purewal’s statement that the event is ‘vulgar.’

Proud of professor’s stance

All our politicians want to show their faces in the parades held everywhere so they can get votes

Re: “Kwantlen professor calls pride parade ‘vulgar’,” The Leader, Aug. 2.

Finally someone has stood up to call this “pride parade” vulgar, which it is. I would like to applaud professor Shinder Purewal for having the guts to do so.

It’s about time someone spoke up. All our politicians want to show their faces in the parades held everywhere so they can get votes.

They even go so far to call this vulgarity a “family  affair.”  What has our society come to?

Our culture is so bent on being politically correct that we turn a blind eye while this goes on.

Thank you professor Purewal.

You have said what I’ve been saying all along.


Carmen Vivash



Free speech trumps political correctness


I fully stand behind Mr. Purewal’s astute observation that the gay pride parade is vulgarity on display.

Irrespective of sexual orientation, the parade openly exhibits sexual conduct that is not appropriate for public consumption.

The homosexual community is bound by the same decency laws and observations as all of us and any criticism that addresses their shortcomings should  be treated as public input rather that a form of bigotry.

Political correctness should never stifle freedom and legitimacy of speech.


Don Sukkau, Delta


Special treatment?


I agree with Shinder Purewal that the Vancouver pride parade is “vulgar.”

I am surprised that  it has been allowed to show so much nudity and sexuality and nothing has been done to stop it.

If any other group were to  show only a fraction of this indecency in their parade they would have been stopped immediately.

It seems that minority groups often are able to do things that the rest of society is not able to legally do.

Unfortunately there are some who think their rights should go beyond that of the general public’s.


Kathy Heitzmann

Surrey North Delta Leader

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